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Additional material for NEMA 6 and 6P

Additional material for NEMA 6 and 6P Enclosures


Aluminum performs well in harsh, high-temperature, demanding environments and that makes it a very suitable raw material for NEMA 3R enclosures. The types of enclosures needed for this harsh environment should be strong and durable – these are the characteristics found in aluminum. In addition to this, aluminum is lightweight and provides corrosion resistance to rainwater, hazardous fluids & compounds such as hydrogen sulfide, and high heat dissipation because of its exceptional heat conduction metal characteristic.

Stainless SteelĀ 

stainless steel NEMA 6P enclosure with hinge with logo
stainless steel NEMA 6P enclosure with hinges

A lot of manufactures produces electrical enclosures made from stainless steel, this metal is widely known for having tough, corrosion-resistant properties. Any application that requires enclosures to have good corrosion-resistant properties requires stainless steel enclosures. Our company has the capability to build custom-sized stainless steel electrical enclosures or you can always choose our standard sizes.


NEMA 6 Application

NEMA 6 electrical enclosures are commonly made from the following metals: aluminum, plastic, fiberglass (FRP) and other non-corrosive, water-resistant raw materials that provides specific protection for electrical equipment. However, there is an exception to this because NEMA 6 enclosures that are manufactured from carbon steel requires extra protective coating because this material is susceptible to steel corrosion (rust), unlike stainless steel. With that being said, NEMA 6 carbon steel enclosures can only be used for temporary applications where there is an exposure to water and other liquids that cannot cause oxidation resulting in metal rusting. NEMA 6 enclosures are commonly used in applications that call for the need to protect any equipment from temporary submersion in water.


NEMA 6 Enclosures Limitations

However, NEMA 6 cannot be submerged to rainwater, high-acid fluids, any oils or flammable liquid material with this limitation. An example of its application is if there is any use that requires a wash down for cleaning for sanitary purposes or temporary exposure to rainwater.


NEMA 6 Additional Accessories & Features

NEMA 6 electrical enclosures are made from carbon steel, 304 & 316 stainless steel, and added with continuous hinges, mounting feet, stainless caster wheels and special fittings for any type of applications.


NEMA 6P Application

Submersible NEMA 6P are generally used for any application where there is a need to submerge the enclosure to water. Any use or application of companies that require exposure to corrosive compounds such as salt water and caustic liquids that are used for sanitary applications, then the NEMA 6P stainless steel submersible enclosures would be a good fit for this use. Most of the industrial companies that require NEMA 6P prefers enclosures that are made from 304 and 316 stainless steel. For 316 stainless steel, this material is generally used for offshore platforms and naval applications.


NEMA 6P Additional Accessories & Features

Like NEMA 6 enclosures, we also offer stainless steel passivation for extra added corrosion protection. NEMA 6P is available in wide variety of sizes, from small wall mounts to two-door floor mount models. The customer should state and specify their quality needs for certain applications (temperature, seal resistance, depth submersion.)